Governor Scott Walker issued a blistering statement today in response to President Obama’s restoration of full diplomatic ties with the Castro regime and the opening of a Cuban embassy in the United States:
Today, the Castro regime is opening its embassy in the United States. Much like with Iran, desperation for a deal has led President Obama to give up much in exchange for almost nothing. The president has handed Cuba a financial lifeline through increased U.S. tourism and investment that will sustain the Castro regime and its oppression for decades to come. Meanwhile, the so-called normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba will do nothing to advance American interests or the interests of the Cuban people. A president who believes in American leadership and negotiates from a position of strength would use our leverage to advance U.S. interests and gain greater freedoms for the Cuban people. Unfortunately, President Obama refuses to do that.
Walker is now second in the polls, trailing Trump. He received a bump earlier in the year after pledging to curtail the issuance of new foreign worker visas when American workers had trouble finding jobs.